Saratoga Race Course

NYRA Receives Approval For Permanent Building Adjacent To Clubhouse At Saratoga

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today received approval from the New York State Franchise Oversight Board to proceed with construction of a permanent building at the site of the current At the Rail tent at Saratoga Race Course. The project will replace the seasonal tent and trailers located immediately adjacent to the end […]

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Season Passes For 2018 Saratoga Meet Now On Sale

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) now welcomes the general public to purchase season admission passes for the 2018 meet at historic Saratoga Race Course. A season pass provides fans with admission to 40 days of world-class thoroughbred racing at Saratoga Race Course, including the Grade 1 Travers and Grade 1 Whitney. Season passes […]

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Ortiz Brothers: From Cordero’s Garage To Racing’s Highest Echelon

They started by beating out the other applicants for entry into Puerto Rico’s Escuela Vocacional Hípica, then shared a bed in a New York apartment. Now, they are to taking turns leading the prestigious Saratoga race meet; the Ortiz brothers have taken the racing world by storm. The New Yorker chronicles that journey, which for each brother […]

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Sporting Chance Mantiene Mínima Ventaja Luego De Hacer Un Extraño Y Gana El Hopeful S.

Cuando ya todo parecía decidido en el Hopeful S. (G1, $350,000), Sporting Chance hizo un violento extraño que lógicamente tomó a su jinete Luis Sáez por sorpresa, y a pesar del imprevisto el pupilo del legendario D. Wayne Lukas mantuvo ventaja para llevarse la importante prueba para dosañeros cerrando el meeting de Saratoga. El zaino […]

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Lady Ivanka Se Lleva El Spinaway Y Obtiene Su Pase A La Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies

Lady Ivanka tuvo un viaje perfecto y venció en cerrado final a Maya Malibu para lograr el Spinaway S. (G1, $350,000) en Saratoga, y además obtener su inscripción garantizada en la Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies en Del Mar, ya que la emblemática competencia forma parte de la serie “Win and You’re In” de la Breeders’ […]

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Saratoga Meet Clears New Record Handle; All-Sources Numbers Up 4.4 Percent

For the second time in the past three years, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) set a record for all-sources wagering on racing at Saratoga, concluding the 2017 Saratoga meet with a handle of $676,709,490. The 2017 handle eclipsed the previous high set in 2015 by 4.4 percent and shattered the prior record set […]

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Pletcher Retakes Saratoga Title; Jose Ortiz Leads Standings For Second Consecutive Year

The race for top trainer, jockey and owner came down to the wire at Saratoga Race Course on 2017, with Todd Pletcher capturing his 13th H. Allen Jerkens trainer title, Jose Ortiz winning his second Angel Cordero Jr. riding title in a row, and Michael Dubb and his various partnerships taking his fourth straight owners […]

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Sporting Chance Bolts Near The Wire, Just Hangs On For Hopeful Victory

Robert Baker and William Mack’s Sporting Chance made jockey Luis Saez work extra hard to hit the wire first in Monday’s Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes. The 2-year-old son of Tiznow was a length in front with 100 yards to run when he shifted suddenly toward the outside. Saez quickly righted himself in the saddle and […]

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Heart To Heart In Front All The Way In Bernard Baruch

Terry Hamilton’s Heart to Heart took the field from gate-to-wire in Monday’s Grade 2 Bernard Baruch Handicap at Saratoga, crossing the wire 1 1/4 lengths ahead of Forge and Delta Prince. The 6-year-old son of English Channel was taken to the lead by Irad Ortiz, Jr., who set well-timed fractions to have plenty of horse […]

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‘Have Fun And Entertain’: Collmus Reflects On Third Year At The Spa

Track announcer Larry Collmus is preparing to wrap up his third season of calling the races at Saratoga Race Course on Monday. He took some time to reflect on the season with the Saratogian, detailing the ways in which he injects a bit of humor into the job. “I do have a little fun with names, […]

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